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Old 07-29-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default 240 Strut Interchangeability

Ive got a 93 240 with ABS but it doesnt work. It has a bad driver front strut assembly (more specifically hub and spindle) that needs replacing. I called a local junkyard and they have 240's but all pre-85. The guy says his database is telling him the strut assembly as a whole is not interchangeable between the years but I can't seem to figure out why. I have an 83 242 and I can't see any differences in design that would prevent using one of these early model assemblies.

Anyone able to confirm these are substantially different/uncompatible or is his computer throwing flags for small things like no tone rings or an ABS sensor?
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:33 PM   #2
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An earlier strut will not accommodate an abs wheel speed sender, it will otherwise work. Cars from about 81 and earlier will also have smaller axle stubs but will interchange so long as you have the correct hub to pair it with.

EDIT: I would not consider going without abs a small thing.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:18 PM   #3
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An earlier strut will not accommodate an abs wheel speed sender, it will otherwise work. Cars from about 81 and earlier will also have smaller axle stubs but will interchange so long as you have the correct hub to pair it with.

EDIT: I would not consider going without abs a small thing.
If you don't tailgate while yacking on cell phone, smoking a ciggie, turning the radio up or down and yelling at the guy in front, you don't need ABS..

And like most nearly everybody since you do tailgate ABS will not help when you ram into the guy in front before you begin braking...

Conclusion..Get the strut just make sure same measure on the inner bearing...the load carrying bearing.
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Conclusion..Get the strut just make sure same measure on the inner bearing...the load carrying bearing.
Ive been seeing this recently. Is there a definite year in which Volvo changed bearing size?

Apologies for the slooowww response.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:42 PM   #5
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The change to larger bearings happened early in the '81 model year. The easy way to identify which size bearings the strut has is to remove the grease cap and see how many slots there are in the castle nut. Small bearing struts have 6 slots in the castle nut, large bearing struts are flanged and have 10 slots.



The exception to this rule is if the early nut has been updated. It will have 10 slots but no flange.



You can also measure the threaded shaft size. Early is 16mm, late is 18mm.
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Excellent information thank you hiper and all!
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:26 PM   #7
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so long as you have the correct hub to pair it with.

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Not meaning to threadjack, but are the hubs different between early and late? Or is it just different size bearings in the same hubs?
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Not meaning to threadjack, but are the hubs different between early and late? Or is it just different size bearings in the same hubs?
If you consider a smaller Ø spindle different yes.
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